Staff Pharmacist- Clinical, Inpatient Pharmacy, Full Time Rotating shift, Chicago, IL.
Join one of the nation’s most comprehensive academic medical centers, University of Chicago Medicine, in the role of Clinical Pharmacist. This opportunity allows for growth and collaboration, while supporting a team that is dedicated to enhancing lives and being on the forefront of all we do.
Clinical Pharmacists are registered pharmacists who assume responsibility and accountability for the provision of safe, effective, and prompt medication therapy. Through various assignments within the department, they provide support of centralized and decentralized medication-use systems as well as deliver optimal medication therapy to patients with a broad range of disease states. Clinical Pharmacists adeptly function in pharmacy operational areas, including but not limited to central dispensing pharmacies, satellite dispensing pharmacies, and specialty pharmacy areas.
Staff Pharmacist Education and Experience Requirements:
- Graduate of an ACPE accredited College of Pharmacy.
- Doctor of Pharmacy or other advanced degree highly preferred.
- Eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the state of Illinois (complete licensure process within 60 days of employment).
- ASHP accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency required.
- Board Certification in area of expertise is preferred.
- Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency required.
- Clinical pharmacy experience (2-4 years) in a hospital setting preferred (required if no PGY-1 residency).
- Exceptional aptitude or knowledge may be considered in lieu of experience. Extensive clinical experience and development may be considered in lieu of formal training
In these operational roles, these pharmacists are responsible for active utilization of pharmacy automation, involvement in and oversight of medication dispensing programs, and supervision of pharmacy technical staff activities. In addition to pharmacy operations, Clinical Pharmacists proficiently provide direct patient-centered care and integrated pharmacy operational services in a decentralized practice setting with physicians, nurses, and other hospital personnel. These clinicians provide coverage of various interdisciplinary programs to deliver medication therapy management within targeted patient care services and to ensure pharmaceutical care programs are appropriately integrated throughout the institution.
In these clinical roles, Clinical Pharmacists participate in all necessary aspects of the medication-use system while providing comprehensive and individualized pharmaceutical care to the patients in their assigned areas. Pharmaceutical care services include but are not limited to assessing patient needs, incorporating age and disease specific characteristics into drug therapy and patient education, adjusting care according to patient response, and providing clinical interventions to detect, mitigate, and prevent medication adverse events. Clinical Pharmacists serve as departmental resources and liaisons to other departments, hospital personnel, or external groups. They proficiently manage and facilitate the appropriate use of medications according to professional and regulatory standards. They also conduct clinical research and practice advancement projects as well as patient care quality and regulatory compliance initiatives designed to improve medication-use processes or pharmacy practice. Clinical Pharmacists provide medication and practice-related education/training and actively serve as preceptors for doctor of pharmacy students
Why Join Us
We’ve been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We’re in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you’d like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we’re doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.
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